Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who's demoted to vice after a botched bust. In the depths of this lowly division, while investigating a high-dollar prostitution ring, Sharky stumbles across a mob murder with government ties, and responds by assembling his downtrodden fellow investigators (Sharky's "machine") to find the leaders and bring them to justice before they kill off all his partners and witnesses, including Sharky himself. Written by
Burt is Sharky. Nobody leans on Sharky's Machine!
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Did You Know?
This was the first major movie for actress Rachel Ward
who had previously only worked in television and on one smaller film, Night School
(1981). See more
On the boat, Smiley tells Sharky, "When you went to see the man, you really pissed him off... you should have just turned[Dominoe] in. She'd be dead, but Nosh, Jo Jo and all your friends would be alive." But the way the movie is edited, Nosh and Jo Jo were killed before Sharkey went to see Victor to tell him Dominoe is still alive. See more
[Asian thug shows off some butterfly knife flipping in front of Sharky
What is he auditioning for a job at Benihana's?
Performed by The Crusaders
with Randy Crawford
Written by Joe Sample
& Will Jennings
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